Today's Ikebana unfortunately resembles last week's Ikebana rather a lot as we are practicing for a test in a couple of weeks time.
We were using pussy willow again and this time I decided to shake things up a bit by peeling off the red outer skin exposing the cute silver buds. Rather festive I thought. We also used chrysanthemums and eucalyptus.
This is what my class mate made:
I think this photo was taken after we moved the arrangement, and before we noticed some of the stems had moved into an odd place. Woops!
For afternoon tea we had mini cheese cake and a special hot ginger drink which also has lotus root powder in it. It makes the drink a bit like very watery paste but the ginger really warmed me up and I even broke into a bit of a sweat. So I think I am going to get some and have it every evening to get my circulation going so I don't get freezing cold feet. For some reason this photo is up the wrong way but I am way past being able to figure out how to fix it so you will all have to bare with me sorry. : )
For those of you interested in the ginger drink here is the link